Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Hand Lettering and Learning a New Craft

Last Week, I featured a cute little attempt at hand drawn type. I'm honest. I know that hand lettering is not exactly one of my strongest suits. And while I did go to school to school for graphic design, it's not something I ever really worked on. It intimidates me. And one of my closest friends is really good at it! She was always doodling little type master pieces in class that I would secretly drool over. Personally I felt I should leave that particular artistry to the people who could do it justice! So I never even tried.

And yet this little part inside of me regrets never taking the workshops that I could have participated in to practice my skill and ultimately get better. And it's all because I am a perfectionist. And I don't like it when something doesn't come naturally. I was comparing myself to someone who had a lot more practice. Which is what we do what with the internet– a gigantic interweb of billions of people showcasing their talents (amongst other weird things). How can we possibly compare?!

So all of this was really just to say I intend to practice my lettering skills and will occasionally post things. It would be neat if you could see my progress over time. But it is also to inspire you to practice that thing you've been wanting to learn but haven't for whatever reason. Whether you're scared, haven't made the time for yourself, or like I am many times, simply being lazy, it's time to get up and do it! I also want to learn guitar. But let's take this one hobby at a time.

Some of my inspirations-

Tanamachi Studios
 Absolutely gorgeous watercolor by Tanamachi Studio

Lindsay Letters Canvas
Check out Lindsay Letters- her work is awesome and you can buy it!

Now go and get to it!

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